Brandon's city manager has retired amid an RCMP investigation into the July death of a woman of a suspected drug overdose who was living in his home.

The city says Rod Sage met the retirement eligibility.

City council put Sage on paid leave in October but did not give a reason as to why.

The leave was initially supposed to last for six weeks but was extended.

In October, the attorney general asked RCMP to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Christine Mitchell.